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“A cut above the rest”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of El Desvan Taperia - CLOSED

El Desvan Taperia
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, European, Fusion, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Great wine list, beers. . . Meat, fish and signature tapas.
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“A cut above the rest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

We have eaten here a number of times over the last year. A more varied menu than most and the tasting menu at 27 euros for 2, with wine, is excellent value and beautifully presented.Hopefully the competition will make the other eateries raise their game.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank algorrobbo
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best tapas in the village and great full meals”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

Loads of indoor and outdoor seating- great tapas and excellent meals- the steak was great beautifully presented- arguably the best position in The Plaza

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Phil D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“ECXE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

Excellent food, excellent service and very good choice. Especially for vegetarians. We had 6 plus tapas and all were faultless and a bit different to the run of the mill tapas options in the rest of the square.
Initially look about 50c more than elsewhere for a drink but a tapa is included. A nice change.

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Thank nogsy74
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Something different”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2012

Visited El Desvan several times and have been impressed by both the friendliness of the staff and the food we have eaten. El Desvan is different to the local bars and the menu is much more varied serving more Andalusian dishes, though if you want a simple meal they cater for that too.
We will back in Torrox soon and will definitely be eating and relaxing in El Desvan.
PS Dolores, the cook, is special.

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank TerryL1950
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best tapas option in Torrox! Top rate establishment! Truly Spanish!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

This establishment is a much needed place on the square for Torrox.

The other 3 or 4 restaurants, in my humble opinion, are not in the same league - yet the prices are very similar. It provides exquisite cooking in true authentic andalucian style and is not just simply 'chips with everything' as the other bars (whilst quite acceptable) tend to be.

It is also much friendlier than a couple of the other more established square bars - where one or two of the staff often seem to take their clientelle for granted - and have forgotten how to smile. This place has thankfully 'shaken the square up'

The sampler 'disgutacion' menu at 27 euros for about 5 courses for 2 people including 3 glasses of wine each is incredibly good. Absolute bargain!

Hopefully this place will become more and more established and appreciated - and provide the local people with a REAL taste of true spanish tapas for years to come.

it has ample indoor space -which will prove a boon on those chillier nights when it is not practical to dine outside. This has always been a problem when dining on the square in the colder months as the exisitng places have, unfortunately, very limited indoor space..

All in all a most welcome addition - a truly professional and friendly business that deserves to do well.

if you want bland predictable fayre and chips with everything - dont come here - go across the square and imagine youre in a typical spanish costa bar catering for the masses.

  • Visited June 2012
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2 Thank rialto
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